The Samsung Galaxy Gear will be getting an update that boosts its functionality by quite a magnitude. Previously, getting notifications on the Gear was limited to Samsung apps, and the choice was quite meagre. A new Gear Manager update will combine with a software update that is coming soon for the new features to work.
It would appear that Samsung was aware of the short comings of its Galaxy Gear, as the new update brings support for all of your favourite apps. A More Notifications page has been added, from which you simply pick which app or notification that you would like to receive on the Gear.
From twitter to WhatsApp, Gmail, Hangouts, Google Now, weather, eBay – or any app. This brings the Gear into line with what users of the Sony SmartWatch 2 can receive – when they install Augmented SmartWatch Pro.
The Gear Manager update should be available in the Samsung Apps Store – so head over there to make your Galaxy Gear a far, far more useful device.
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